08 March 1968
March 1968 events
The events in Czechoslovakia stirred Poland considerably. Hoping for more democracy, the intelligentsia and university students went on strike. The protests were directly triggered by a ban on a theatrical performance of the Polish national epic – Mickiewicz’s ‘Dziady.’ The students were brutally suppressed by ZOMO and militia forces. The protests were used by the communist authorities as a pretext for anti-democratic and anti-Semitic counteraction.
Written by Prof. Wojciech Roszkowski, edited by Prof. Jan Rydel, dr Oldřich Tůma